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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
'''Failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted''' is a defense to a legal claim. It means that the claimant failed to present sufficient facts which, if taken as true, would indicate that a violation of law had occurred or that the claimant was entitled to a legal [[remedy]].
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'''Failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted''' is a defense to a legal claim. It means that the claimant has failed to present sufficient facts which, if taken as true, would indicate that a violation of law had occurred or that the claimant was entitled to a legal [[remedy]].
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==

Revision as of 20:42, 11 October 2011

Definition

Failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted is a defense to a legal claim. It means that the claimant has failed to present sufficient facts which, if taken as true, would indicate that a violation of law had occurred or that the claimant was entitled to a legal remedy.

Overview

In U.S. federal courts, the defense is set forth at Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 12(b)(6).

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